Special Events


The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department offers a wide array of special events throughout the year, including
  • Cultural programs
  • Dedication ceremonies
  • Free outdoor movies and concerts
  • Seasonal celebrations

Pets (except at the All American Dog Show) and tobacco products of all kinds (including vaping) are prohibited at special events per Town ordinances.

Symphony in the Park 2016

Earth Jam 2019

We've pumped up the jam to make our Earth Day celebration even better! Enjoy bluegrass bands, food trucks, local brews and "green" activities for all. You can even pre-order a farm-to-table picnic meal from FORK Restaurant to enjoy at the event. Download the menu! Deadline to order a picnic meal is Wednesday, April 23, at 12 p.m. 

  • Saturday, April 27
  • 4-7 p.m.
  • Robbins Park
  • Read more!

Lake Norman Bike Expo & Community Ride

Join fellow community members for a leisurely, 10-mile ride through Cornelius and Davidson. Then enjoy the annual expo, featuring bike demos from area bike shops and more.

  • Saturday, May 11
  • Bailey Road Recreation Center - 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius
  • 8:30 a.m. -  Lake Norman Community Bike Ride On-site Registration (though pre-registration is encouraged)
  • 9:00 a.m. - Lake Norman Community Bike Ride Begins
  • 10 a.m. - Bike Expo Opens
  • 10:30 a.m. - Family Bike Ride Begins
  • Read more!
Earth Jam 2019
Bike Ride Group Photo